Enable Fit Well After Arc Win with Dettori Dreaming of More Glory in 2018

by on Tuesday, October 3

Enable returned home fit and well from her Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe romp, with connections dreaming of a repeat bid in 2018.

John Gosden’s superstar filly produced a mesmerising performance to put the cream of the world’s middle distance crop to the sword at Chantilly on Sunday, as she powered to a two-and-a-half-length success despite jockey Frankie Dettori easing up well before the line.

No decision has been made on whether she will be kept in training as a four-year-old, but Gosden and Dettori already have their sights trained on a second Arc win.

Dettori, who admitted to being a little delicate on Monday morning following an evening of celebration, would love Enable to get the chance to emulate recent two-time Arc winner Treve.

“She’s without a doubt the best filly I’ve ever ridden,” Dettori said, per the Racing Post. “It’s very hard to compare years, and colts with fillies, but she’s definitely as good as I’ve ridden.

“It’d be very unfair to say best, or better, because I’ve ridden some great horses, but she’s up there with the best of them.

“She’s been amazing all year and what a ride she is, she’s a jockey’s dream. Of course I’d love her to come back, we can try and do what Treve did and win the Arc again.”

The ultimate decision on whether Enable remains in training will rest with owner Prince Khalid Abdullah, but Gosden may well spend the winter chipping away for a second shot at Arc success.

“To me she’s done everything you could ask of her this year,” Gosden said, per the Guardian. “She’s really only had one very busy season so there’s a possibility she might stay in training next year and go to the new Longchamp. She’s truly exceptional, straight out of the top drawer. Golden Horn was a wonderful horse and I find it hard to compare, but it’s fantastic, normally the buses don’t come along too often like that on the rainy days.

”We’ll see whether she races next year. We’ll have to talk to Prince Khalid.”

The owner sent Dancing Brave to stud after his three-year-old career, but he allowed the great Frankel to race on as a four-year-old and also has history of allowing his fillies and mares to extend their racing careers.

Midday, a triple winner of the Nasau Stakes, raced on as a five-year-old before becoming a broodmare, so do not be surprised to see Enable in action in 2018.